1. Gather a 3-Month Supply of Baking Basics
Even if you don't bake much now, if your goal is self-reliance versus government or church dependence, keep supplies that will sustain you during job loss, economic crisis, long-term illness or disaster. Here are a few ideas. Feel free to add some of your own.
- baking soda
- baking powder
- cream of tartar
- brownie or cake mixes
- yeast - now or in December
- sprinkles - got to have a few
2. Gather Long-Term Flour and Salt
The LDS Church sells white flour in large #10 cans for $4.00 in Home Storage Center stores. Or online you can buy 6 cans in a box for $25.00. A great deal since this flour has a 10-year shelf life. You could of course purchase white flour bags at the grocery store with a 1-year pantry shelf life. Bagged wheat flour only has a 1 to 3 month shelf life. Yes, really. I prefer to store some cans of white flour, but more cans of wheat since I can grind it into flour.
- Flour: 1-month adult supply = 1 LDS #10 can or 4 lbs.
Salt (or sodium chloride) is essential for the human body. You don't have to buy it in a special storage container as it has an indefinite shelf life. You could buy sea salt for your table and regular salt for baking. Keep it dry and in a dark, pantry cupboard.
- 3-month adult supply = 20 ounces OR
- 1-year adult supply = 5 lbs. (Yep!)
Bake a few cookies for me this month!
The Food Storage Organizer